Leadership Development Coaching and Mentoring for MBA Students
The study and practice of leadership is one thing, but leadership development under the guidance of an experienced mentor can prove even more rewarding for your career. Coaching and mentoring programs pair Queens’ MBA students with well-respected members of the business and professional community in order to develop advanced leadership skills that classroom experiences alone cannot provide. This experience is particularly helpful for online leadership MBA students who don’t necessarily receive the same face-to-face interactions with faculty as traditional on-campus students.
Benefit from Executive Coaching
The Queens online Master of Business Administration emphasizes personalized professional and leadership development through one-on-one sessions with an executive coach who will guide and challenge you on your path to success. Executive coaches play a key role in helping students recognize “blind spots,” developing action plans for future growth, and leveraging resources.
Executive Coaches are skilled in asking powerful questions that help you seek your own answers. The sessions are tailored to your individual needs and incorporate the assessments you will complete as part of the program.
You’ll have the opportunity to select and interview coaches from a pool of 50 executive coaches affiliated with the McColl School. Your choice of coach may be based on a wide variety of attributes to create a personalized experience, including:
- Areas of expertise
- Industry experience
- Preferred method of coaching (on the phone or Skype, etc.)
Benefits of Executive Coaching
McColl School executive coaches average over 10 years of coaching experience combined with many more years of industry experience. They are skilled in asking powerful questions that help students seek their own answers and lead to long-term transformation.
Listed are some examples of career-related subject matters you may discuss in your coaching sessions to enhance your MBA leadership development experience and accelerate your personal and professional growth.
- Preparing for a career transition
- Addressing interpersonal relationship challenges and opportunities
- Applying knowledge and skills to achieve a specific result
- Understanding your strengths and barriers to performance
- Adapting to change (change in management, organizational culture, etc.)
- Managing stress
- Maintaining a work/life balance
With your coach’s help, you can develop the competencies important to your growth as a leader.
To get more details about the executive coaching program experience and mentoring opportunities, request more information here.